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The big news about meetings
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Larger than the auto industry, the U.S. meetings business supported 1.7 million jobs and generated $263 billion in spending in 2009. Here's an inside look at the big numbers from the new Convention Industry Council economic significance study — plus seven ways to promote meetings. More

44 ways to reinvigorate your entrepreneurial drive
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Every entrepreneur enters the game rip, roaring and ready to go. Once the idea settles in that there is a lot of work involved — probably more than had been anticipated — some become burned out or feel they have lost that drive or spirit that once pushed them to succeed. It may be common, but it doesn't mean that it's time to hang up your hat and choose a new field. It means it is time to take action and get that drive back. More

Working: When success is more than a title
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Based on a count of LinkedIn members who live within 50 miles of Washington, D.C., there are 137 people who have "success" in their current job titles. They hold positions in a variety of occupations and industries — from student success coaches at high schools and universities to client success managers at software companies. Experts say the titles are a way for businesses to reinforce behavior they'd like to sere among employees and to brand themselves with customers. For some people, it's not enough to be simply a life coach, nutritionist or diet counselor. They now go by the title of success coach. More

EBook evolutions: Author perspective
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Author John Farrell explores the changes in the publishing brought about by eBooks: mainly via the impact of Amazon's Kindle and Apple's iPad. Farrell talked to new writers who are finding that Amazon and Apple offer them a much easier route to building loyal readers than the traditional publishing route of finding an agent and landing a deal with one of the New York publishing houses. More

Social business reality check: Move beyond the hype
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The launch of Twitter in 2006 sparked a social media frenzy that shows no signs of slowing down. But if you ask the average business manager what social is doing for their company, chances are they'll be hard-pressed to give a clear answer. And despite some notable success stories, most companies that have tried to launch social marketing campaigns have realized few material benefits from the effort and expense invested. Has social business run its course? More

Government expands protections for airline passengers
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Airlines must reimburse passengers for baggage fees if their bags are lost, provide greater compensation to passengers who are involuntarily bumped from flights, extend the current ban on lengthy tarmac delays and disclose to consumers hidden fees, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which recently announced expanded protections for U.S. airline passengers. The new rules, finalized on April 20, build on passenger protections issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation in December 2009, which prohibited U.S. airlines operating domestic flights from permitting aircraft to remain on the tarmac for more than three hours. More

Travel group pushes 'trusted traveler' screening program
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The nation's largest travel trade group launched an ad campaign to push Congress to adopt an alternative passenger screening program so that business travelers and other frequent fliers can zip through airports faster. The U.S. Travel Association is promoting the idea of letting frequent travelers submit to background checks so they can speed through specially designated airport lines operated by the Transportation Security Administration. That is intended to shorten the lines for everyone else who has to go through the extensive pat-down searches and full-body scans. More

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